Rewinding tapes and cassettes to prevent exposure to damage
Why it is important to rewind audio and video cassettes?
Audio and videotape restoration expert, Peter Brothers, tells why it is so important to rewind audio and video cassettes so that what is exposed is the leader at the head of the tape. Often tapes are played at the place where they contain the most interesting and valuable material. Leaving them unwound in that position risks damage to the most valuable area of the tape